Defense lawyers donít like to be surprised. After all, proper planning prevents poor performance. They dread when newly revealed evidence and witnesses are introduced at trial. But what defense lawyers really hate is a client who isnít forthcoming. Donald Trump is a habitual liar. So his legal team has two options: inject him with Sodium Pentothal to force him to be truthful, or run like a scalded dog for the exits before getting embarrassed in Congressional impeachment proceedings or a criminal trail.
Donald Trump for Prison
Trump is a paranoid man with plenty of secrets. He requires employees to sign NDAs. As Stormy Daniels shows, Trump likes to keep his dalliances quiet with hush money settlements. His wives are relatively silent about their experiences with him, which in the case of his first two wives was likely an edict in their divorce settlements.
For those who point to Ivana Trumpís recent memoir, Raising Trump, as proof she can speak her mind, letís be realistic ó he likely had the book vetted.
And speaking of vetting, Trump was unwilling to let his own campaign dig into his background. This is political malpractice, but Trump is a candidate with a giant walk-in closet full of skeletons. His decision to not release his tax returns, a presidential tradition for four decades, is another example of Trumpís lack of transparency.
Considering all the available evidence, it hard to imagine Trumpís legal team, spearheaded by the bumbling Rudy Giuliani, is apprised of everything Trump has done that might put him in legal jeopardy. It is clearly why Trump has been advised to not interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It is also why John Dowd and Ty Cobb determined representing Trump was a foolís errand and walked away. It is surely why prestigious law firms rebuffed Trumpís bid to represent him. A defendant who keeps his lawyerís on a need-to-know-basis is making a grave mistake, but Trump plays by his own rules. That is why his fate is sealed.